Last week, we caught the special screening of the newest series from Syfy, “Defiance”. You may remember Syfy from the days of “Battlestar Galactica”. And if you loved that series, then “Defiance” might just fit the bill for a somewhat strange yet alluring sci-fi TV series.
The potential of “Defiance” doing extremely well lies in the idea of introducing a viewer to a world where aliens, random races, mutate beings, and humans attempt to live in harmony after an “Arkfall”. What is an “Arkfall”? 33 years before attempting to live in harmony, eight alien races came to Earth in “Arks” and a war broke out. An “Arkfall” means the end of the war/battle. Post-war, although the said races live with each other in a strange melting pot vibe, they don’t really trust each other and it’s obvious from the way they behave around each other.
“Defiance” is led by the stars of the show, Nolan (played by Grant Bowler) and Irisa (played by Stephanie Leonidas). Nolan is a former Marine who now wanders what’s left of the unrecognizable Earth and Irisa is his “daughter”, sort of. Irisa was part of an alien race called the “Irathients”. Nolan rescued her and raised her as his own. Together, they roam Earth with little moments of trouble interrupting their journey before discovering the town of “Defiance”.
Initially, Nolan and Irisa had no plans on staying there for an extended period of time but an impending attack by outsider aliens is about to tear “Defiance” apart and they get sucked into the war:
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Sure, it’s a little “out there” with egg-shaped-headed beings and snake skinned aliens. And it could be hard to digest at first. But do they live to tell the tale? Will the “Defiance” residents continue to struggle with not only each other but with other violent races as well? Are there any future attacks to come? More importantly, who sent the first attack in the first place?
Find out every Tuesday on SyFy (HyppTV 611) at 10:50pm.
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